Western Australia government launches study into feasibility of producing wind turbine components locally – a first for the state and a rarity for Australia.
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Owners and developers of half a dozen solar farms are scrambling to put in place contingency measures to deal with the collapse of a leading contracting group.
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Family of reestablished colony legally sanctioned to remain in east Devon habitat
The first beavers to live wild in Britain for centuries are to be allowed to remain in their new home on the River Otter in east Devon after a five-year reintroduction trial.
The government gave permission on Thursday for the reestablished colony to remain in the area, the first wild breeding of beavers in 400 years and the first legally sanctioned reintroduction of an extinct native mammal to England.Continue reading...
Rooftop solar curtailment “lesser of two evils”, but no moratorium on new installs, says SA energy minister
SA energy minister gives reassurance that no mortarium on new rooftop solar is being considered, but warns curtailment may be necessary to avoid 'negative demand'.
Electric and hybrid vehicle sales remain the only bright lights in slumping Australian auto industry, but remain a tiny part of the new car market.
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Fortescue Metals Group is gearing up to test whether it can run its Pilbara-based Christmas Creek iron ore mine on solar, alone, during the day.
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Iberdrola successfully gains control of ASX-listed Infigen Energy, after its takeover offer is accepted by more than 50 per cent of shareholdings.
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BP's commitment to massive investment in renewables and EVs, and a huge fall in oil production, hailed as significant step for the oil industry.
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Global gold miner says it's looking to “bolt-on” renewables at more of its Western Australian mining operations, including the addition of wind turbines at Granny Smith.
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What 'The Birdman of Wahroonga' and other historic birdwatchers can teach us about cherishing wildlife
'We pay a tax to produce clean energy': the Queensland pig farmer who is leading the way on climate action
It’s an energy source that reuses waste and prevents the release of a potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. But Australia’s biogas pioneers are going it alone
Laurie Brosnan is frustrated. “We pay a tax to produce clean energy,” says the pig farmer from Biloela in central Queensland.
In the past five years, his company, Bettafield Piggery, has invested millions of dollars in an advanced biogas system that not only meets all its own electricity needs, but feeds extra back into the grid.Continue reading...
One third of Australia's carbon emissions come from electricity – and that's in large part due to coal-fired power. So why aren't we moving faster to renewable sources? Experts say renewables could be providing the vast majority of our energy by 2035 if the government offers incentives for rapid investment. Coronavirus shutdowns have sent many countries into recession but the pandemic also provides a unique opportunity to build our way out of economic disaster using renewable energy as the driverContinue reading...